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The Axis advance was stopped in 1942, after Japan lost a series of naval battles and European Axis troops were defeated in North Africa and, decisively, at Stalingrad.

In 1943, with a series of German defeats in Eastern Europe, the Allied invasion of Fascist Italy, and American victories in the Pacific, the Axis lost the initiative and undertook strategic retreat on all fronts.

In 1944, the Western Allies invaded France, while the Soviet Union regained all of its territorial losses and invaded Germany and its allies.

The war in Europe ended with the capture of Berlin by Soviet and Polish troops and the subsequent German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945.

During 1944 and 1945 the United States defeated the Japanese Navy and captured key west pacific islands, and the invasion of the Japanese Archipelago (“Home Islands”) became imminent.

The war in Asia ended on 15 August 1945 when Japan agreed to surrender.

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